What I CAN Do

What I Can Do

I have a background in Early Childhood Education. One of the best things I learned while doing my studies, and then teaching in daycare centers, was how to reframe a negative into a positive. For example, when I was little, our teachers used to tell us, “Don’t run in the hall.” Today, though, you’ll hear [Read More]

Mommy Reality Challenge – Breaking Bads

Happy New Year Break Your Bad

I’m excited to be co-hosting the Mommy Reality Challenge for the next two weeks. It’s a casual, awesome, REAL group of moms who tell it like it is – no Pinterest or Facebook Super Divas here! My thanks to Jen at Jenerally Informed and Celeste at Leapfrog and Lipgloss for letting me co-host. Read on to [Read More]

When I Met Rick Springfield

Meeting Rick Springfield

The year was 2000. My husband and I were ensconced in a hotel room in beautiful downtown Canton, Ohio. We had come to celebrate the millennium with the Pro Football Hall of Fame, of which my father, a former professional football player with the Los Angeles Rams, was a member. My husband was geeking out. [Read More]

10 Great One-hit Wonders

10GreatOneHitWonders

Something amazing happened last week. People liked one of my blog posts. I mean, they really liked it! At last glance, my little post on 10 Things to Say to the Trick-or-Treaters Dressed as Elsa was liked by over four thousand people on Facebook. Four thousand! My previous best was probably less than a hundred. Okay, [Read More]

Experienced Bad Mom’s Month in Review

MonthinReview

I survived Back to School and am enjoying a breather before the insanity that is Halloween-Thanksgiving-Christmas descends upon us. It seems like the perfect time to review what’s been going in the EBM household this past month. Below, you’ll find a smattering of Facebook posts that only a few of you saw (since Facebook only [Read More]

The 7 Levels of Yard Sale Hell

yardsalehell

You know all those blog posts about how to have an amazing yard sale? All that Dave Ramsey-like advice about having a yard sale to raise money to pay for something? How yard sales are green, frugal, and just plain awesome? Yeah. Unfortunately, having a yard never goes well for me. In fact, after my [Read More]

A Letter to My Son’s Betta Fish

bettafishletter

I’m pleased to be writing a letter to my son’s new Betta fish today. My son received his Betta fish as a birthday present and christened him “Mr. Bubbles”. Dear Mr. Bubbles, Welcome – and consider yourself warned. We’ve hosted lots of goldfish in these hallowed halls over the years. Many have come and none [Read More]